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On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
On July 5th, following lectures on the freedom of expression by Johan Snel and Dr Matthew Anderson, the Summer School group discussed freedom of expression and Islamic views of freedom of expression. Initially, Egyptian and Islamic students were invited to start the discussion, to share their...
Al-Azhar followed the televised statements made by Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, in which he said that “Islam is not a religion but rather a political party, and its followers are people of war, expansion, and influence.”
Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...
In light of the controversy caused by the recent comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron, al-Ahrām Portal talked to three Coptic intellectuals who agreed that insulting Islam, religions in general, and prophets is unacceptable from a Christian perspective.  However, some of them also...
Terrorist attacks have been on the rise lately, with the most recent one being an attack on a synagogue in Austria.  On November 2, gunmen attacked six locations in Vienna, resulting in one death and at least 16 others being injured with the police killing one of the assailants.
Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf] and head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa said that the Ministry of Endowments has decided that "interfaith and cultural dialogue" will be the topic of the upcoming conference for the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.  The...
The Observatory for Monitoring Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views condemned the terrorist attack targeting a Greek Orthodox priest in the French city of Lyon.
In a meeting led by Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib on Monday, the Muslim Council of Elders condemned the systematic campaign seeking to disparage the Prophet Muḥammad and mock Islam under the motto of “freedom of expression.”  It also condemned the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty as...
Since the beheading of a French history teacher by a religious extremist in France, French officials have been facing outcry on social media for their statements insisting the incident is linked to Islam. 

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